The ruling BSP in Uttar Pradesh announced on Monday to hold a statewide agitation on July 6 against UPA-led government at the Centre to protest hike in prices of petroleum products.
"The decision was taken at a meeting held by Chief Minister Mayawati... Party workers would stage day-long dharna and demonstration in all the 71 districts of the state," a BSP spokesman said in Lucknow.
"The decision taken by the Centre to rise prices of petroleum products has once again proved that the Congress has nothing to do with the problems of the common people. This step has been taken with an intention of benefiting some capitalists who are close with the political parties associated with the government," Mayawati said.
In a politically sensitive move, the government on June 25 hiked prices of petrol by Rs 3.50 a litre and diesel by Rs 2 a litre, raised LPG by Rs 35 a cylinder and the poor man's cooking fuel kerosene by Rs 3 a litre. PTI